Author: Peter D. Thompson, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2017-01-19
Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time. Highlights of the new edition include: Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013 Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.
Author: Peter D. Thompson, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Print version of the book includes FREE access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time. Highlights of the new edition include: Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013 Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.
Author: Rebecca Branstetter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-05-01
A practical and accessible guide for helping school psychologists meet their everyday challenges In this newest addition to the Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" series, popular blogger Rebecca Branstetter offers help for school psychologists who must often travel to multiple school sites, deal with students with severe disabilities, meet with concerned parents, and manage school crises. The book is filled with practical advice, proven strategies, and useful tools, complete with reproducible forms, letters, and checklists for busy professionals. Filled with the tools, strategies, and ideas for school psychologists who must deal with the myriad challenges of working with a diverse group of students, often in multiple locations Another book in the popular Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" Series Rebecca Branstetter is an experienced school psychologist and popular blogger ("Notes from the School Psychologist": studentsgrow.blogspot.com) This vital resource offers a down-to-earth guide for both novice and seasoned school psychologists.
Author: Raymond A. DiGiuseppe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Extensively updated to include clinical findings over the last two decades, this third edition of A Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy reviews the philosophy, theory, and clinical practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This model is based on the work of Albert Ellis, who had an enormous influence on the field of psychotherapy over his 50 years of practice and scholarly writing. Designed for both therapists-in-training and seasoned professionals, this practical treatment manual and guide introduces the basic principles of rational-emotive behavior therapy, explains general therapeutic strategies, and offers many illustrative dialogues between therapist and patient. The volume breaks down each stage of therapy to present the exact procedures and skills therapists need, and numerous case studies illustrate how to use these skills. The authors describe both technical and specific strategic interventions, and they stress taking an integrative approach. The importance of building a therapeutic alliance and the use of cognitive, emotive, evocative, imaginal, and behavioral interventions serves as the unifying theme of the approach. Intervention models are presented for the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, personality disorders, and addictions. Psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, psychotherapists, and students and trainees in these areas will find this book useful in learning to apply rational-emotive behavior therapy in practice.
Author: Holly Matto, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2011-10-25
"The volume sheds new light on reducing disparities by complementing currentlyavailable monographs, through the provision of solutions that are not onlytheoretically innovative but also empirically effective. Indeed, Cancer Disparities: Causesand Evidence-Based Solutions admirably achieves two key objectives that are crucial foradvances in the field: (a) providing an up-to-date overview of cancer-related disparities and(b) describing evidence-based interventional approaches to close the cancer-relateddisparities gap. The implicit promise is that these approaches will enable public health practitioners,cancer control workers, and community members to use or adapt them in their owncommunities. This volume is essential to help make that promise a reality."--PsycCRITIQUES Cancer is not randomly distributed in the United States. Its incidence varies by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other geographic and demographic factors. This volume, co-published with the American Cancer Society, is the first to examine the biological, racial, and socioeconomic factors that influence cancer incidence and survival. In addition, it presents 15 previously unpublished, evidence-based interventions to reduce and eliminate cancer disparities. The book explains the nature, scope, and causes of cancer disparities across different populations and then presents unique programs proven to reduce such inequalities in the areas of cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. They represent a variety of cancers, populations, and communities across the U.S. Descriptions of each intervention include tests of effectiveness and are written in sufficient detail for readers to replicate them within their own communities. Key Features: Offers an in-depth look at the latest research behind cancer disparities Written by highly respected and published cancer researchers Includes 15 never-before published, evidence-based interventions that readers can replicate Discusses breast, colorectal, cervical, and other pernicious cancers Includes interventions for African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and other populations
A leading introductory text, this authoritative volume comprehensively describes the school psychologist's role in promoting positive academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes for all students. The book emphasizes a problem-solving-based, data-driven ?approach to practice in today's diverse schools. It grounds the reader in the concepts and tools needed to become a competent, ethical practitioner; implement and evaluate multi-tiered interventions; and facilitate systems-level change. Useful pedagogical features include illustrative vignettes and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. ? New to This Edition *Incorporates up-to-date research findings and professional standards. *Expanded coverage of response to intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and evidence-based practice in mental health. *Chapter on legal issues includes expanded coverage of IDEIA and other recent federal mandates.
The National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Review & Study Guide, 2nd Edition, by Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy, helps you prepare for the NBCOT exam with comprehensive, easily understood content review, two complete practice exams on CD, and revolutionary new software to help you focus on your personal strengths and weaknesses. Also included are studying and test- taking strategies, up-to-date information about the certification process, and extensive rationales to help you understand how to get the right answer. Content chapters reflect the latest test information. Tables and figures have been included to aid in studying for the exam. In addition, our exclusive software includes 2 complete practice exams and the option to create your own tests to give you the practice you need before you take the exam. The Review & Study Guide contains: * Information on becoming a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant * Current Content Outline of the National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam * Examination Procedures and Grading * Simulated Exam and Answer Rationales * Test-Taking Hints Comprehensive, easy to read chapters covering: * The Process of Occupational Therapy * Human Development and Aging * Professional Responsibilities and Service Management * Musculoskeletal System Disorders * Neurological System Disorders * Psychiatric Disorders * Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System Disorders * Gastrointestinal, Renal-Genitourinary, Endocrine, Immunological and Integumentary System Disorders * Neurological and Cognitive-Perceptual Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention * Biomechanical Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention * Psychosocial Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention * Evaluation and Interventions for Occupational Performance Deficits * Mastery of the Environment: Evaluation and Intervention * Also included is a chapter on Preparing for the NBCOT Exam and an appendix with the AOTA Practice Framework
Searching for a text that addresses the specific pediatric skills set necessary for both students preparing to become Occupational Therapy Assistants and existing practitioners? Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant delivers this essential knowledge in a succinct, straightforward format. Co-editors Amy Wagenfeld and Jennifer Kaldenberg, collaborating with skilled and expert professionals, employ an interdisciplinary perspective to explain pediatric clinical foundations and practical application activities. Additionally, general information on foundational occupational therapy theories and frames of reference is provided. The seamless integration of this material enables the reader to develop a complete understanding of the information and, more importantly, apply that knowledge in a clinical setting. This dynamic text incorporates many unique features to foster learning. Integrated within each chapter are short case studies and activities designed to promote discussion and exploration of pediatric occupational theory and practice. Diverse illustrations, a Reflexes Chart, and a pull out Developmental Milestones Chart are also included to reinforce important concepts. Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant is the perfect text for both OTA students and practitioners specializing in pediatrics. Appendices Include: Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy Guide for Supervision of Occupational Therapy Personnel Roles and Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist and the Occupational Therapy Assistant during the delivery of Occupational Therapy services Public Law 105-17 Individual with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 Developmental Milestones Charts Reflexes Chart
Author: David G. Myers
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Thus begins market-leading author David Myers’ discussion of developmental psychology in Unit 9 of his new Myers’ Psychology for AP® Second Edition. With an undeniable gift for writing, Dr. Myers will lead your students on a guided tour of psychological science and poignant personal stories. Dr. Myers teaches, illuminates, and inspires. Four years ago, we published this ground-breaking text which is correlated directly to the AP® course. Today, we build on that innovation and proudly introduce the 2nd AP® Edition. Whether you are new to AP® psychology or have many years under your belt, this uniquely AP® book program can help you achieve more.
Author: Esther Strauss
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Release Date: 2006
Designed to serve as a guidebook that provides a comprehensive overview of the essential aspects of neuropsychological assessment practice. Also intended as a comprehensive sourcebook of critical reviews of major neuropsychological assessment tools for the use by practicing clinicians and researchers. Written in a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference format, and based on exhaustive review of research literature in neuropsychology, neurology, psychology, and related disciplines, the book covers topics such as basic aspects of neuropsychological assessment as well as the theoretical background, norms, and the utility, reliability, and validity of neuropsychological tests.
Author: Dilip R. Patel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-04-07
Increasingly more and more children with developmental disabilities survive into adulthood. Pediatricians and other clinicians are called upon to care for an increasing number of children with developmental disabilities in their practice and thus there is a need for a practical guide specifically written for paediatricians and primary care clinicians that addresses major concepts of neurodevelopmental pediatrics. In the United States, the specialty training leading to a conjoint board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, requires a total of 6 years of training (2 years of pediatrics, 1 year of neurology, 18 months of child neurology, 18 months of neurodevelopmental disabilities). As of December 2006, in the US, there were 241 pediatricians and 55 child neurologists certified in the subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Thus most of the children with developmental disabilities are seen by pediatricians and therefore it is important for these pediatricians to be well informed of common issues in the field. The 60,000 or so pediatricians in the United States (and hundreds more in other countries) are the main target audience for a practical book on neurodevelopmental pediatrics.
Author: Mike R. Schoenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-01-11
From translating the patient’s medical records and test results to providing recommendations, the neuropsychological evaluation incorporates the science and practice of neuropsychology, neurology, and psychological sciences. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology brings the practice and study of neuropsychology into concise step-by-step focus—without skimping on scientific quality. This one-of-a-kind assessment reference complements standard textbooks by outlining signs, symptoms, and complaints according to neuropsychological domain (such as memory, language, or executive function), with descriptions of possible deficits involved, inpatient and outpatient assessment methods, and possible etiologies. Additional chapters offer a more traditional approach to evaluation, discussing specific neurological disorders and diseases in terms of their clinical features, neuroanatomical correlates, and assessment and treatment considerations. Chapters in psychometrics provide for initial understanding of brain-behavior interpretation as well as more advanced principals for neuropsychology practice including new diagnostic concepts and analysis of change in performance over time. For the trainee, beginning clinician or seasoned expert, this user-friendly presentation incorporating ‘quick reference guides’ throughout which will add to the practice armentarium of beginning and seasoned clinicians alike. Key features of The Black Book of Neuropsychology: Concise framework for understanding the neuropsychological referral. Symptoms/syndromes presented in a handy outline format, with dozens of charts and tables. Review of basic neurobehavioral examination procedure. Attention to professional issues, including advances in psychometrics and diagnoses, including tables for reliable change for many commonly used tests. Special “Writing Reports like You Mean It” section and guidelines for answering referral questions. Includes appendices of practical information, including neuropsychological formulary. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology is an indispensable resource for the range of practitioners and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. Particular emphasis is provided for trainees in neuropsychology and neuropsychologists. However, the easy to use format and concise presentation is likely to be of particular value to interns, residents, and fellows studying neurology, neurological surgery, psychiatry, and nurses. Finally, teachers of neuropsychological and neurological assessment may also find this book useful as a classroom text. "There is no other book in the field that covers the scope of material that is inside this comprehensive text. The work might be best summed up as being a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral residency in a book, with the most up to date information available, so that it is also an indispensible book for practicing neuropsychologists in addition to students and residents...There is really no book like this available today. It skillfully brings together the most important foundationsof clinical neuropsychology with the 'nuts and bolts' of every facet of assessment. It also reminds the more weathered neuropsychologists among us of the essential value of neuropsychological assessment...the impact of the disease on the patient’s cognitive functioning and behavior may only be objectively quantified through a neuropsychological assessment." Arch Clin Neuropsychol (2011) first published online June 13, 2011 Read the full review acn.oxfordjournals.org
Author: Ronald Taylor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Release Date: 2014-01-24
Exceptional Students: Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century provides balanced coverage of the foundations of exceptionalities future teachers need to know to understand their students and responsibilities. The second edition has been updated to reflect the role of the special educator, while continuing to address the role of the general educator in serving special populations.